Enabling renewable-energy driven reverse osmosis desalination using integrated compressed gas energy storage—bench-scale experiments and modeling

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Growing fresh water needs have led to increasing interest in desalination using reverse osmosis (RO) membranes, but energy requirements are extreme so renewable sources are sought. Unfortunately, many renewable sources are intermittent and low-intensity while RO membranes typically operate with continuous, high-intensity power. We have envisioned a method to enable renewable-energy driven RO using a compressed gas energy storage mechanism integrated directly into the RO process.

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Journal: TechConnect Briefs
Volume: Technical Proceedings of the 2012 Clean Technology Conference and Trade Show
Published: June 18, 2012
Pages: 198 - 201
Industry sector: Energy & Sustainability
Topic: Energy Storage
ISBN: 978-1-4665-6277-6